Insight News

Oct 03rd


Give summer stressed plants a helping hand

Give summer stressed plants a helping hand

Don't let summer stressors ruin your landscape's good looks. Instead give your plants' natural defenses a boost and keep both vegetable gardens producing and flowers blooming.

Busy summer schedules can lead to plant neglect and less-than-picture-perfect gardens. When you team this with summer heat and drought that can lead to wilting, brown leaves, and poor growth, and add insects and diseases that can further weaken and damage plants, gardens can really suffer.


The world needs your light

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. (Mathew 5:14).

If you have been following the local and world news, you know that the world needs light now more than ever. Matthew 5:14 tells us that we are the light of the world. This is a powerful truth because all of us begin life full of power and potential.  We all have the power to emit a light that cannot be hid, a light that illuminates our pathways and gives meaning to our journeys.  No darkness or sadness can overtake us when we let our light shine. This powerful outlook on life is our gift to ourselves and to the world.


Great bake-free desserts ideas for summer

(StatePoint) Nobody likes working in front of a hot oven during the summer. But if you and your family love desserts, you’ll still want to partake of sumptuous treats that will keep you all cool.

According to top dessert experts, there’s a whole world of alternatives to baking for those who suffer from a year-round sweet tooth.


Why we celebrate Independence Day

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. -Declaration of Independence


Joint Center collaboration with AME Churches and Green DMV aims to generate energy efficiency and financial savings

Implementing simple, inexpensive energy efficiency measures in their church facilities can enable African Methodist Episcopal congregations across America to redirect significant amounts of money from utility payments to fulfilling their missions in communities, an official from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies told delegates attending an AME convention in Nashville, TN on June 29.


Anwatin and Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Teams hit summer training mode

 Anwatin and Nellie Stone Johnson Ski Teams hit summer training mode

“Cross-country skiing?  What do you guys do in the summer?”  That commonly asked question resonates with most Minneapolis fair weather folks who are eagerly anticipating upcoming days of beaches, barbeques and basking in the sun.  While some prefer to burry their winter memories in the sand, the youth on the Anwatin and Nellie Stone Johnson Middle School Ski Teams are seeking out winter… on dryland.

Pictured: With canoe in hand, Nellie Stone skier Lagarius Munn and Coach John Miller descend to the Namekagon River as they embark on their journey.


Search for birth mother - Post 2

I was born March 11th, 1969 in Sauk Centre MN. It is 100 miles NW of Minneapolis in Stearns County, where St. Cloud is the County Seat.

Knowing this is close to Red Lake Indian Reservation, as a child I imagined I might be part Native. Many people over the years had commented that they could "see the Indian in me," and I liked this feeling. My parents always supported my African American identity, and would have been open to any first nation roots I may have found. They also supported my desire to search for my birth family. When I was 13 my mom told me they would help me then if I was ready, even though it was illegal. I was not ready until I was an adult, and then went away to New York for grad school. I felt I really needed to be in Minnesota to do this.

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